Impaired sexual desire
It can also be called the lull in the desire to practice intimacy, so that sexual thoughts disappear, and are replaced by the rejection of the relationship. Impaired sexual desire greatly affects the psychological state of the person suffering from it as it exposes their marital life to the possibility of disorder and emergence of differences and problems.
This condition is prevalent among husbands by approximately 20% and increases with time and age.
As for the causes of this condition, it does not differ much from a large number of sexual problems spread throughout the world; that includes psychological causes such as stress, depression, exposure to sexual abuse in childhood, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and fear of practicing sexual activity.
It might also be due to physiological health reasons such as diseases in general and the presence of sexual diseases or chronic diseases such as heart disease, epilepsy, and blood vessels, including erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Hormonal abnormalities can also be an underlying cause such as an increase in the levels of the hormone responsible for lactation, male hormone deficiency, and insufficiency of the hormonal glands.
Additional causes are related to the form of the relationship between the spouses.
Some scenarios that might cause a lack of sexual desire are betrayal, a wife befallen with illness, or a wife’s constant averting of the relationship and being critical of the husband’s performance.
Treatment of low sexual desire
There are many ways to treat cases of low desire for sex, including psychotherapy, pharmacological therapy as well as marriage counseling.
Dr. Salah Zedan specializes in cases of low sexual desire in men and women. You can contact us and book an appointment in the strictest confidence and safety.